Tag: Stanley Kramer

Rebel Pedagogues, Part 1: Creationism vs. Evolution, and Being in One’s Prime

Rebel Pedagogues, Part 1: Creationism vs. Evolution, and Being in One’s Prime

March 7, 2015 | By

Tales of Rebel Pedagogues on Blu from Twilight Time: Evolutionists vs. Creationists in Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind (1960) + losing one’s ‘prime’ in Jay Presson Allen’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969).

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BR: Inherit the Wind (1960)

BR: Inherit the Wind (1960)

March 7, 2015 | By

Stanley Kramer’s film version of Inherit the Wind may be a unique case in which a film not only eclipses the existence of original Broadway play upon which it’s based, but attempts to fill in some of the play’s factual omissions within Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee 1955 fictionalized version of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial…

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Anthony Quinn: a 1969 double-bill

Anthony Quinn: a 1969 double-bill

January 22, 2015 | By

Anthony Quinn stars in two flawed but worthy films from 1969: Daniel Mann’s A Dream of Kings (on DVD from Warner Archive) and Stanley Kramer’s The Secret of Santa Vittoria (on Blu from Twilight Time).

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Burt Lancaster Goes to War!

Burt Lancaster Goes to War!

January 22, 2015 | By

Burt Lancaster stars in Stanley Kramer and Abby Mann’s classic postwar drama Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) + John Frankenheimer’s WII art heist thriller The Train (1964), both on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

BR: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

January 21, 2015 | By

Abby Mann’s original 1959 Playhouse 90 teleplay was a risky venture in spite of being broadcast 15 years after the end of WWII, tackling the subject of Nazi atrocities when the general public (specifically American and European audiences) had little interest in hearing more tales about murdered Jews and details of something called concentration camps…

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BR: Secret of Santa Vittoria, The (1969)

BR: Secret of Santa Vittoria, The (1969)

January 21, 2015 | By

Based on the international best-selling novel by Robert Crichton and adapted by the venerable Ben Maddow and William Rose, The Secret of Santa Vittoria is often referred by affectionate fans as ‘that film about hiding wine from the Nazis’ during WWII, often without a full memory of the actual film title…

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CD: Ship of Fools (1965)

CD: Ship of Fools (1965)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / S . Rating: Very Good Label: Monstrous Movie Music/ Released: March 27, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 23 tracks / (57:06) . Special Notes: 16-page fold-out colour booklet with liner notes by CD co-producer David Shecter / Limited to 1000 copies. .. Composer: Ernest Gold . . Review: Monstrous Movie […]

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DVD: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)

DVD: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)

September 18, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / I . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: MGM/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: September 18, 2001 Genre: Comedy / Slapstick / Cinerama Synopsis:  Several teams of ordinary nutbars race to the West Coast in search of a buried loot. Special Features: […]

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